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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby Kicksave on Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:15 pm

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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby PensBeerGeek on Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:06 pm

I've gotta give Letang some credit for not backing off of a big body like Godard.

As most everyone else has already said, it's not really a big deal....tempers flare in practice all the time.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:11 pm

Karl_Racki wrote:Godard will be on his way out now...

4th line tomorrow: Fedotenko-Ziggy-Sydor



Yea Shero just signed Godard to a 3 yr deal just for kicks...
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby KG on Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:15 pm

At least Godard restrained himself...We can't afford to lose any more defenseman!
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby Pitts on Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:35 pm

Karl_Racki wrote:I am shocked this isn't getting more attention here, I guess talking about Darryl Sydor is more important.

Fighting between team mates happens more than you know. Emotions run high when you're in an intense practice and the team is frustrated.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby Mosby on Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:57 pm

Sounds like it was more of a scrum than a fight...no punches thrown, just some wrestling.

I just finished watching the Cryers game tonight. They will come out swinging tomorrow. They were pretty chippy tonight and I hope Godard and Biz are in the line-up.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby cojac on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:01 pm

I like it, nothing wrong with some passion in a practice. Hopefully they carry it over into the game tomorrow.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby beerman on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:18 pm

Karl_Racki wrote:I am shocked this isn't getting more attention here, I guess talking about Darryl Sydor is more important.


The team isn't playing well and are very frustrated about it, tempers flare up and things like this happen, I don't really see it as a big deal unless it starts to happen frequently.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby Why So Serious? on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:52 pm

Something like this can definitely bring the team together
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby Easton on Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:07 pm

I'd rather have a team that cares and gets frustrated, than one that just rolls with the punches (no pun intended). I'm not advocating fighting in every practice, but it's not a big deal. Especially seeing as there were no punches thrown - this sorta thing isn't exactly rare.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby Jim on Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:13 pm

Karl_Racki wrote:Godard will be on his way out now...


Why? For being the first Penguin to show any actual emotion?
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby mac5155 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:08 am

i always thought letang went in later rounds because of attitude.

i am in no way accusing him of starting anything at all.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby meecrofilm on Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:36 am

I think it was more of his size.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby littlemoonboot on Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:59 am

They were grumpy because they've got teh jet lag!!!111!!!!one!!!
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby netwolf on Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:59 am

Later rounds? Kris Letang was the 1st pick of the 3rd round, 62nd overall. That draft went 230 picks over 7 rounds.

Additionally, the kid captained the 2007 Canadian World Junior Team, which won a gold medal; not something typically entrusted to people with attitude problems.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby skeeter14 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:03 am

<over-reaction> Trade Fleury, Fire MT </over-reaction>
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby mumbobob on Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:11 am

It's hockey, fights happen, even in practice. No harm, no foul, and I predict nothing done.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby André on Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:50 am

Karl_Racki wrote:I am shocked this isn't getting more attention here, I guess talking about Darryl Sydor is more important.


It's because negative things (if this is one) are always downplayed and if you talk about them you're not a true fan ;)
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby André on Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:52 am

netwolf wrote:Later rounds? Kris Letang was the 1st pick of the 3rd round, 62nd overall. That draft went 230 picks over 7 rounds.

Additionally, the kid captained the 2007 Canadian World Junior Team, which won a gold medal; not something typically entrusted to people with attitude problems.


Which is a late pick for a talented, WJC captain? Even I've heard the rumours of his attitude and I'm betting he's not to happy with his play so far.

Everything possibly negative doesn't have to be downplayed all the time, it can be discussed just as anything else.

That said, I'm sure this is not a big deal =)
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:03 am

Maybe they were just kidding around. I've put friends in head-locks before. No big deal.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby emptyfriend on Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:22 am

Somebody's gonna take a run at Sid or Geno tonight and then you'll all be wishing that BGL was there to "politely" ask for a fight.......No one is scared of Godard.....
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby NJ5934 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:38 am

Outside of Laraque, there are few players in the league guys are "afraid" of. The problem is historically the Penguins have never been a tough team and the fourth line fighter (when we've had one) has been expected to fight everyone, everytime someone steps out of line. Philly and alot of other teams do not have that problem because they have 4-5, 6, 7 guys that play overly physical and back it up if need be. Godard being dressed tonight will have no effect on the Flyers because their entire fourth line will be willing to take him on. Losing guys like Malone, Ruutu and Roberts will hurt more against teams like the Flyers.

The issue is Therrien. Shero obviously saw the need for guys like Ruutu, Laraque and Roberts (I think its in Shero's blood). You can have 10 tough guys, but if the coach insists they go out and trap, there isn't going to be too much room for hitting.

I would guess there will be some liberties taken tonight considering Hartnell, Asham, Cote and Downie will all be in the lineup. Hopefully nobody gets hurt; lord knows we can't afford any more injuries.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby Ginger on Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:44 am

meecrofilm wrote:Sweet. Our enforcer is beating on his own team more than he is others.

Wonder what caused all of it. Letang doesn't seem like the antagonistic type.

Team fighting during practice is just bad news, any way you slice it. Makes me think of Ottawa last year. At least Godard hardly plays.

I agree! Make Godard take a cold shower & go stand outside for an hour. :?
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby shmenguin on Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:46 am

NJ5934 wrote:Outside of Laraque, there are few players in the league guys are "afraid" of.


yes and no.

heavyweights pretty much always fought laraque when prompted. but of course turds like upshall, hollweg, avery, tucker etc...they wouldn't do it. but they wouldn't fight orr, parros, mcgratton, brashear, boogard or any other heavyweight either. it had nothing to do with laraque being the best, it was just that he wasn't in their weight class. riley cote is the only guy i can think of that's really "fearless".

laraque's only value enforcement-wise was that he would always win those heavyweight bouts. but who cares? does colton orr really bother anyone?

and upshall, hollweg, avery, tucker etc...they won't fight goddard this year either. it's up to biz, kennedy, talbot, orpik (and i guess gill?) to take care of the "pests" of the league.
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Re: Godard-Letang fight in practice

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:47 am

[quote="NJ5934"]

The issue is Therrien. Shero obviously saw the need for guys like Ruutu, Laraque and Roberts (I think its in Shero's blood). You can have 10 tough guys, but if the coach insists they go out and trap, there isn't going to be too much room for hitting.

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Ruutu and BGL wanted alot of money for 3rd and 4th line role players, and you are going to throw MT under the bus for letting those guys go?
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